Internship at University of Oulu, November 2018

Hyvää päivää!
M2 student Silviya here, been on the second week of my Internship at Oulu University, Finland. First impression ? The weather is super COLD, it’s literally freezing every day. But hey, you can get free coffee in the lab every day ! Yaay coffee !! ❤

I’m assigned in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, laboratory of Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis (CMVS), under the supervision of Professor Janne Heikkilä. My first day was amazing, of course.. as always I got lost a bit when I tried to find the lab, but the good point I was able took my own time to explore the university, went through most Faculty before I got to the right lab (Yaay again!). Here, in CMVS lab. their research covers broad and various fields, including Neural Network, Augmented Reality, and 3D reconstruction.

Once you get inside the laboratory area, you will see a screen display, with Face Analysis demo running in real time to do gender recognition and also facial expression recognition. But then “Female = 0 “. Finally, I’m an alien and can’t be detected ! (Yaay again??)

I’m undetected. Yaay !

Of course since it’s your first time in Oulu, you want to explore the city! read a book chapter, because why not ? Despite the title about Video Processing, it also contains all the fundamental information about Frequency Response (Spatial & Temporal), it’s relation and sensitivity to human vision and visual system. My research is aiming at assisting color blind people to distinguish confusing colors, so it’s very important to me to fully understand how human color-vision works and so far this book has helped a lot. I feel like I have found the unexpected missing pieces of information related to my research.

The book you never thought you would need for thesis

This faculty… they love memes, and I’m totally living for it !!

memes everywhere !

I was so lucky because during my internship here there was Colorful Restaurant festival in the City Center, when you can taste a lot of food from various country, including my country Indonesia !! The festival was lit and people were so excited, and a lot of food !!

Colorful Restaurant, at Aleksinkulma, Oulu

That’s all for now, till I see you guys again !
Nähdään !